SUSE SLES11 Security Update : zlib (SUSE-SU-2016:3209-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 96077


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update for zlib fixes the following issues :

- Incompatible declarations for external linkage function deflate (bnc#1003577)

- CVE-2016-9842: Undefined Left Shift of Negative Number (bnc#1003580)

- CVE-2016-9840 CVE-2016-9841: Out-of-bounds pointer arithmetic in inftrees.c (bnc#1003579)

- CVE-2016-9843: Big-endian out-of-bounds pointer

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch sdksp4-zlib-12902=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-zlib-12902=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-zlib-12902=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 96077

File Name: suse_SU-2016-3209-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/12/22

Modified: 2018/01/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:zlib, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9840, CVE-2016-9841, CVE-2016-9842, CVE-2016-9843

OSVDB: 148296, 148297, 148298, 148299